What is the opposite of dropped?

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Verb
Opposite of to have inadvertently dropped or left something or someone behind
“I held on to my headphones to ensure that I would not lose them as I disembarked the train.”
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(of time or an opportunity) Opposite of to have failed to take advantage of
“He eagerly took this opportunity that would only come around once in a lifetime.”
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Opposite of to be given birth to
“I would rather die than live after such a massacre of good people.”
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Opposite of past tense for to fall down or to a lower level, especially abruptly
“I felt excited when the plane began to rise towards the sky.”
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Opposite of past tense for to drip or dribble down vertically
“The drillers eventually figured out that the gas pressure was often the mechanism that would cause the oil to gush from the ground.”
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Opposite of past tense for to abandon or discontinue (a course of action or study)
Maintain your focus and do not lose sight of your ultimate goal to become the world champion.”
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Opposite of past tense for to let go or release one's hold of
“Please help me lift this heavy table and move it into the living room.”
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Opposite of past tense for to make or become lower, weaker, or less
“We were forced to increase the price of our services to keep up with inflation.”
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(associated) Opposite of past tense for to stop associating with
“I was forced to associate with Nathan when he friended me on Facebook.”
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(retained) Opposite of past tense for to stop associating with
“A good workplace culture will allow you to retain your talented employees.”
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Opposite of past tense for to place or leave something at a given place or location
“You can collect the car once servicing has been completed.”
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Opposite of past tense for to make reference to or speak about briefly or in passing
“She would withhold information about her informant in order to protect his identity.”
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(of a person or animal) Opposite of past tense for to sink to or towards the ground
“She willed herself to stand for the ovation following a brutal match with her opponent.”
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Opposite of past tense for to die or collapse from exhaustion
“To survive the intense heat and overcome his opponent showed great resilience on his part.”
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Opposite of past tense for to sink to a lower position, as on a scale
“You could sit atop a hill and observe the monuments that rise above the rainforest canopy.”
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Opposite of past tense for to knock or bring to the ground
“As a sign of good sportsmanship, he extended his hand to help his opponent back to his feet.”
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Opposite of past tense for to discard or exclude (someone or something)
“The coach decided to include David as part of the squad that would represent the country in the World Championships.”
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Opposite of past tense for to hand over or expend as payment
“Eva decided to be frugal and save her cash for a rainy day.”
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(sports) Opposite of past tense for to fail to win (a point or a match)
“Nadal will dominate this match if he continues to win in those close rallies.”
Adjective
Opposite of abandoned, or left unused or unoccupied
Adjective
(beloved) Opposite of having been deserted or left behind
“Oscar finds that his two arms are not enough to hold all his beloved children.”
Adjective
(occupied) Opposite of having been deserted or left behind
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